forest ranger


Definition of forest ranger

: an officer charged with the patrolling and guarding of a forest especially : one in charge of the management and protection of a portion of a public forest

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Brian Dubay, the state forest ranger who led the search. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "New York man with autism uses Boy Scout skills to survive 50 hours in woods during heat wave," 6 July 2018 As a young man, Beaulieu considered being a priest, a forest ranger or an architect. Hillary Davis,, "Newport’s Our Lady Queen of Angels prepares to say farewell to retiring pastor," 22 June 2018 After flirting with a number of career choices (social worker, nurse, forest ranger, carpenter, folk singer, radio broadcaster), Rich discovered a passion for writing — particularly for journalism. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "Kim Rich returns to her Alaska roots with sequel to ‘Johnny’s Girl’," 21 Apr. 2018 Police searching for the suspect were being aided by forest rangers in wooded areas. Fox News, "Binghamton University student charged in the ‘targeted’ stabbing death of freshman," 17 Apr. 2018 Coyotes in Our Area With forest ranger Jason Naivar. Kathy Huber, Houston Chronicle, "Gardening events," 6 Apr. 2018 One was a forest ranger, the other a weekend skier. Jeré Longman, New York Times, "A Seat Near Hitler, and Other Olympic Tales From the Baron, 105," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of forest ranger

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forest ranger was in 1830

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: a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a public forest

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